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From: Ms Betty Fredericks <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] People in MA who were born in "Liverpool"
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 03:45:11 -0700 (PDT)
Just curious how many MA researchers have someone on their family-tree who was born in "Liverpool." (Liverpool, Lancashire, England)
Both of my paternal great-grandparents were born there. "Stanley" LEWIS in 1859 and Mary CORKILL in 1860. Stanley had been orphaned, and Mary and her 5 siblings had lost their mother and their father was a "mariner." When the "Liverpool Sheltering Homes" opened in 1873, they went to stay there. That is when they became part of the "UK's Child Migrant Scheme." In 1874 they were all "shipped to Canada." They all went to different families in different towns in Nova Scotia. The youngest were boys, 5 and 3. *
Stanley and Mary found each other in N.S. and married in Truro, NS, in 1879. In 1881 they migrated to MA, and they had 13 children, who were raised in Stoneham. -- Just this week I heard from another descendant of this large family !! :o)
(And I just heard that the CHASE and JOYCE sisters in Winchester had families which were not friendly to each other. I guess that's why the JOYCE descendants refuse to correspond with me.)
Just an FYI for you.
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
Stanley had been an only child. There had been 7 CORKILL siblings, but the 2nd oldest boy died young. Actually, the oldest boy went directly to Vancouver - British Columbia - seemingly on his own in 1873. (I correspond with one of his descendants.)
(Because of the other ancestors arriving in Canada, first, I correspond with other researchers in British Columbia, Canada.)
(3rd attempt to post because of the R.W. SORBS spam filter)
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